Class: Primary 1

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 1

Age: 6 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science and Technology 

Curriculum Theme: Physical & Health Education 

Topic: Athletics

Content: Short Distance Race

Specific Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to:

  • Demonstrate short Distance Race
  • State the safety rules in short distance race

Instructional Materials:

  • Open space or playground
  • Cones or markers


Content Development: Short Distance Race

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 1: Introduction to short distance race5 minutesDiscussion– Introduce the concept of short distance race
– Explain the importance of physical activities
– Discuss the benefits of engaging in short distance races
– Listen attentively
– Respond to questions asked by the teacher
Step 2: Safety rules in short distance race10 minutesDiscussion– Explain the importance of safety rules
– Discuss safety rules in short distance races (e.g., wearing proper footwear, starting and stopping signals, staying in designated lanes)
– Demonstrate the correct way to start and run in a short distance race
– Listen attentively
– Ask questions about safety rules
– Practice starting and running in a short distance race
Step 3: Practice short distance race20 minutesDemonstration and Practice– Set up a short distance race track using cones or markers
– Demonstrate the correct starting position and running technique
– Provide individual guidance and feedback to students as they practice
– Encourage fair play and good sportsmanship
– Line up at the starting line
– Follow the starting signal
– Run the designated distance
– Observe safety rules
– Support and cheer for their classmates
Step 4: Evaluation5 minutesQuestion and Answer– Ask questions related to the lesson
– Assess students’ understanding of safety rules and techniques
– Respond to questions asked by the teacher
– Demonstrate understanding of safety rules and techniques
Step 5: Note Copying5 minutesNote copying– Provide a summary of the lesson
– Guide students in copying the note into their notebooks
– Copy the note provided into their notebooks
– Ask for clarification if needed


Athletics – Short Distance Race


Athletics, also known as track and field, is a collection of sports events that involve running, jumping, and throwing.

Short Distance Race:

Short distance race refers to a type of running race where participants compete over a relatively short distance.

Safety Rules in Short Distance Race:

  • We should wear running shoes or athletic footwear that provide proper support.
  • Before the race, it is important to warm up our body and stretch.
  • We should always pay attention to the starting signal given by the race officials.
  • We should practice good sportsmanship by avoiding pushing other participants.


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson:

1. What are some safety rules to follow in a short distance race?
2. Why is it important to practice short distance races?
3. What are the benefits of engaging in physical activities like short distance races?

Teaching Aids:

  • Open space or playground
  • Cones or markers

Note to Teachers:

Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 27, 2023